Funky knee feathers? What do we call this?

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  1. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our pretty mixed cockerel (and two of his sisters) (11 weeks old, almost 3 months) is developing big, loooong feathers off his knees. His are the most pronounced, his sisters' curl around and bonk each other behind their legs. Is there a name for these feathers?
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    From really far away, it looks like he's dragging his wings on the ground, but up close it's obviously coming from his thighs. His wings are normal. He's a pretty good flyer.
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    Doesn't prevent him from doing anything:
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    I have to giggle a little when I see him, it reminds me of a "Pilgrims Play" I saw in the 1970's, where a kid dressed as "the indian" wore a cardboard canoe cutout strapped to his thighs, so it looked like he was paddling around in a canoe.

    This guy looks a little bit like he's dressed in sickle blade feathers, almost like a samurai?

    Thank you to whomever can tell me what this is!
     
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  2. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Vulture hocks.
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6chickens in St. Charles :

    Our pretty mixed cockerel (and two of his sisters) (11 weeks old, almost 3 months) is developing big, loooong feathers off his knees. His are the most pronounced, his sisters' curl around and bonk each other behind their legs. Is there a name for these feathers?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25976_chick_pretty_eddie_funny_knee_feathers.jpg

    From really far away, it looks like he's dragging his wings on the ground, but up close it's obviously coming from his thighs. His wings are normal. He's a pretty good flyer.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25976_chick_funny_kneefeathers.jpg

    Doesn't prevent him from doing anything:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25976_chick_funnykneefeathers_another_view.jpg

    I have to giggle a little when I see him, it reminds me of a "Pilgrims Play" I saw in the 1970's, where a kid dressed as "the indian" wore a cardboard canoe cutout strapped to his thighs, so it looked like he was paddling around in a canoe.

    This guy looks a little bit like he's dressed in sickle blade feathers, almost like a samurai?

    Thank you to whomever can tell me what this is!

    that what u call valture haulks​
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    vulture hocks. D'Uccles have them, for one.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Vulture hocks. Not wanted on Cochins, but if they're just pets it's perfectly fine, just extra long and stiff feathers. [​IMG]
     
  6. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vulture Hocks?

    [​IMG] those dang vultures are aaaaallllwayyyys hanging around, circling my husband everytime he's out. I gues that's not ALL they've been up to............
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    they are pretty birds
     
  8. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi mom [​IMG]
     
  9. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the vultures?
     
  10. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi! [​IMG]
     

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